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Lamar County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 59,521 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 39,070 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,305
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,091
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,912
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,146 (it was 3,484 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

30%

Land area: 497 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 120 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lamar County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lamar County, MS (2017)
    • 44,034112.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,00030.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4563.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8222.1%Two or more races
    • 8142.1%Asian alone
    • 920.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 180.05%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

35.0 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Males: 28,610  (48.1%)
Females: 30,911  (51.9%)
Average household size:
Lamar County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,878 ($37,628 in 1999)
This county:

$57,878
Mississippi:

$43,529

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $720 (lower quartile is $553, upper quartile is $884)
This county:

$720
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $159,771 (it was $86,000 in 2000)
Lamar:

$159,771
Mississippi:

$120,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,924 - $270,028

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $244,351
Here:

$244,351
State:

$172,223

Townhouses or other attached units: $104,523
Here:

$104,523
State:

$199,204

Mobile homes: $33,878
Here:

$33,878
State:

$58,432

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,344
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Institutionalized population: 287

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 17
  • Burglaries: 261
  • Thefts: 388
  • Auto thefts: 29

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 21
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 231
  • Thefts: 397
  • Auto thefts: 52
Lamar County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $50,100
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $57,000
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $69,100
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2017: 24 buildings, average cost: $132,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Lamar, MS residents
Average permit cost in Lamar, MS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,488 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $993 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Lamar, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lamar, MS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lamar, MS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.3%
Lamar County:

14.3%
Mississippi:

19.8%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.0% for American Indian residents, 17.0% for other race residents, 32.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.0 years old
(Males: 34.0 years old, Females: 35.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.4 years old, Black residents: 29.0 years old, American Indian residents: 42.3 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.3 years old, Other race residents: 13.9 years old)

Area name: Hattiesburg, MS MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lamar County is $444 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $528 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $769 a month.

Cities in this county include: West Hattiesburg, Lumberton, Purvis, Arnold Line, Sumrall.

Lamar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Berrien County, Georgia , Clinch County, Georgia , Jones County , Newton County, Texas , San Saba County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Mississippi:

4.8%

Unemployment by year in Lamar, MS
County total employment by year in Lamar, MS
County average yearly wages by year in Lamar, MS

Current college students: 2,681
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,696 (43.4% naturalized citizens)

Lamar County:

2.9%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2012010 or later
  • 6832000 to 2009
  • 2851990 to 1999
  • 771980 to 1989
  • 551970 to 1979
  • 120Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.7%

Lamar County marital status for males Lamar County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,841
  • One, attached: 181
  • Two: 1,098
  • 3 or 4: 833
  • 5 to 9: 1,029
  • 10 to 19: 1,402
  • 20 to 49: 746
  • 50 or more: 210
  • Mobile homes: 2,497
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 37

Housing units in Lamar County with a mortgage: 8,499 (123 second mortgage, 764 home equity loan, 29 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,959

Here:

61.5% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lamar County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,27138
Mainline Protestant3,01113
Catholic4191
Other3081
Black Protestant-1
None25,649-
Lamar County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Lamar County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Lamar County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lamar County:

9.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lamar County:

31.7%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Lamar County:

Average size of farms: 133 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $49,430
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $224.33
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.95%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.93%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,659
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.74%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,932
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.11%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.76%
Corn for grain: 405 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 180 harvested acres
Vegetables: 323 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 729 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lamar County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.5 miles away from Lamar County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 383.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 200.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.9 miles away from Lamar County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 198.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 09, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4268: March 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4268, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 10, 2013 to February 22, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4101: February 13, 2013, FEMA Id: 4101, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3348: August 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3348, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Mississippi Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4081: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4081, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3213: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 3213, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 28, 1998 to October 05, 1998, Emergency Declared EM-3132: September 28, 1998, FEMA Id: 3132, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 25, 1998 to October 05, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1251: October 01, 1998, FEMA Id: 1251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lamar

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,425 (85.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,536 (7.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 822 (3.8%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 282 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 512 (2.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (23%)
  • Mexico (12%)
  • Honduras (9%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Peru (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Jamaica (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lamar County


  • American (24%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Lamar County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 135 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 120 people in nursing homes
  • 91 people in other group homes
  • 68 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Lamar County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 157 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 130 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,316.

10.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($62,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.76%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.80% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($45,362 average AGI)
2.96% relocated from other states ($16,949 average AGI)
Lamar County:

2.96%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Forrest County, MS  4.02% ($46,637 average AGI)
from Jones County, MS  0.44% ($43,954)
from Marion County, MS  0.38% ($39,213)
from Harrison County, MS  0.28% ($34,945)
from Covington County, MS  0.22% ($41,477)
from Rankin County, MS  0.20% ($58,900)
from Pearl River County, MS  0.20% ($36,256)


11.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,853 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.09%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.63% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($29,376 average AGI)
3.45% relocated to other states ($16,478 average AGI)
Lamar County:

3.45%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forrest County, MS  3.87% ($40,133 average AGI)
to Harrison County, MS  0.44% ($39,112)
to Marion County, MS  0.37% ($48,947)
to Jones County, MS  0.32% ($49,462)
to Rankin County, MS  0.26% ($46,887)
to Covington County, MS  0.23% ($51,565)
to Pearl River County, MS  0.21% ($40,930)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8

Births per 1000 population in Lamar County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Lamar County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lamar County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lamar County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,217 (4,930 aged, 1,287 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,070 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lamar County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (447)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (391)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (283)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (281)
  • Congestive heart failure (255)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (218)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (178)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (96)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (87)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (87)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.31
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,708
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 488
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 77,239

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,636
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 762
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 81.5
  • Other - 30.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 59,521
  • In family households: 49,252 (8,005 male householders, 7,108 female householders)
    11,229 spouses, 18,432 children (17,414 natural, 355 adopted, 560 stepchildren), 1,794 grandchildren, 356 brothers or sisters, 735 parents, 721 other relatives, 804 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,972 (3,081 male householders (2,190 living alone)), 3,356 female householders (2,973 living alone)), 3,547 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 369

Size of family households: 6,981 2-persons, 3,855 3-persons, 2,449 4-persons, 1,274 5-persons, 286 6-persons, 276 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,164 1-person, 667 2-persons, 372 3-persons, 147 4-persons, 42 5-persons.

9,305 married couples with children.
3,697 single-parent households (498 men, 3,199 women).

96.2% of residents of Lamar speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (47% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 44% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $123,661,000 ($2,858 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,288,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $68,574,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,939,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $765,000
Federal grants: $20,894,000
Federal procurement contracts: $673,000 ($11,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,815,000 ($16,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,067,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,059,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,901,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,413
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,544
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +53
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,688
Here +83 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lamar County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.61 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.7

Year house built in Lamar County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Lamar County, Mississippi
  • 1,1252014 or later
  • 1,3002010 to 2013
  • 7,8432000 to 2009
  • 5,2871990 to 1999
  • 3,0931980 to 1989
  • 3,5091970 to 1979
  • 1,5161960 to 1969
  • 6821950 to 1959
  • 3831940 to 1949
  • 5711939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Mississippi
  • 251 room
  • 402 rooms
  • 1403 rooms
  • 1,1124 rooms
  • 2,7085 rooms
  • 3,4326 rooms
  • 2,7667 rooms
  • 1,6828 rooms
  • 2,8149+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Mississippi
  • 391 room
  • 4782 rooms
  • 7203 rooms
  • 2,2014 rooms
  • 1,7485 rooms
  • 1,0296 rooms
  • 4817 rooms
  • 1598 rooms
  • 2609+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lamar County, Mississippi
  • 31no bedroom
  • 1621 bedroom
  • 1,1522 bedrooms
  • 9,0463 bedrooms
  • 3,6654 bedrooms
  • 6185+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lamar County, Mississippi
  • 77no bedroom
  • 8601 bedroom
  • 3,3472 bedrooms
  • 2,1103 bedrooms
  • 6414 bedrooms
  • 395+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 333no vehicle
  • 3,4671 vehicle
  • 6,3502 vehicles
  • 2,8763 vehicles
  • 1,1194 vehicles
  • 4525+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 585no vehicle
  • 3,0451 vehicle
  • 2,4792 vehicles
  • 7493 vehicles
  • 1754 vehicles
  • 485+ vehicles

80.1% of Lamar County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Mississippi.

Lamar County:

80.1%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 41,372
  • Other state: 16,068
  • Northeast: 956
  • Midwest: 3,450
  • South: 10,300
  • West: 1,312
Year householders moved into unit in Lamar County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lamar County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.0%Electricity
  • 15.6%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 86.9%Electricity
  • 8.8%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 759
Here:

11.0%
Mississippi:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 434
Here:

11.7%
Mississippi:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 200
Here:

6.2%
Mississippi:

12.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lamar County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $698,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,896,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,979,000
    Regular Highways: $7,217,000
    Financial Administration: $3,156,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,344,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,254,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,426,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,262,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,170,000
    Health - Other: $1,163,000
    General - Other: $469,000
    Libraries: $390,000
    Local Fire Protection: $234,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $125,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $101,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $975,000
    Other - General - Other: $222,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $114,000
    Other - Health - Other: $85,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $43,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $87,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,483,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,505,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $978,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,267,000
    General Revenue - Other: $581,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
    Sale of Property: $77,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,807,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $417,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,859,000
    Highways: $1,724,000
    Other: $1,031,000
    Health and Hospitals: $204,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,835,000
    Other License: $1,091,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,200,000

Lamar County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $698,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,896,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,979,000
    Regular Highways: $7,217,000
    Financial Administration: $3,156,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,344,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,254,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,426,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,262,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,170,000
    Health - Other: $1,163,000
    General - Other: $469,000
    Libraries: $390,000
    Local Fire Protection: $234,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $125,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $101,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $975,000
    Other - General - Other: $222,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $114,000
    Other - Health - Other: $85,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $43,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $87,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,483,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,505,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $978,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,267,000
    General Revenue - Other: $581,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
    Sale of Property: $77,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,807,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $417,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,859,000
    Highways: $1,724,000
    Other: $1,031,000
    Health and Hospitals: $204,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,835,000
    Other License: $1,091,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,200,000

Lamar County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $698,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,896,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,979,000
    Regular Highways: $7,217,000
    Financial Administration: $3,156,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,344,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,254,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,426,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,262,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,170,000
    Health - Other: $1,163,000
    General - Other: $469,000
    Libraries: $390,000
    Local Fire Protection: $234,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $125,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $101,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $975,000
    Other - General - Other: $222,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $114,000
    Other - Health - Other: $85,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $43,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $87,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,483,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,505,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $978,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,267,000
    General Revenue - Other: $581,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
    Sale of Property: $77,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,807,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $417,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,859,000
    Highways: $1,724,000
    Other: $1,031,000
    Health and Hospitals: $204,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,835,000
    Other License: $1,091,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,200,000

Lamar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $698,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,896,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,979,000
    Regular Highways: $7,217,000
    Financial Administration: $3,156,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,344,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,254,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,426,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,262,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,170,000
    Health - Other: $1,163,000
    General - Other: $469,000
    Libraries: $390,000
    Local Fire Protection: $234,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $125,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $101,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $975,000
    Other - General - Other: $222,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $114,000
    Other - Health - Other: $85,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $43,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $87,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,483,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,505,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $978,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,267,000
    General Revenue - Other: $581,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
    Sale of Property: $77,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,807,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $417,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,859,000
    Highways: $1,724,000
    Other: $1,031,000
    Health and Hospitals: $204,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,835,000
    Other License: $1,091,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,200,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 918
  • Number of aged recipients: 102
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 816
  • Number of recipients under 18: 202
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 532
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 184
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 341
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 398
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED279$160,753381$163,5091,239$165,023110$58,2006$706,167226$139,664112$30,839
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$156,80024$99,87572$163,5567$129,2860$04$100,50013$46,231
APPLICATIONS DENIED59$138,814123$67,772292$167,70279$29,4680$027$75,63081$40,222
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN38$145,44748$166,417211$173,07612$42,8331$300,00019$121,7896$29,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$148,4448$98,50046$155,3266$78,5000$02$17,0006$58,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$201,19154$180,2043$173,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$197,92918$196,7782$121,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$251,33310$166,4000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$176,0004$267,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$225,0002$184,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lamar, MS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lamar, MS - Value
Most common first names in Lamar County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James28170.1 years
Mary21376.5 years
William20674.5 years
John20473.5 years
Robert14470.5 years
Charles10470.2 years
George9472.9 years
Willie8376.6 years
Thomas7672.5 years
Annie6380.2 years
Most common last names in Lamar County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18274.4 years
Davis14873.2 years
Lee12174.2 years
Lott11874.0 years
Johnson10976.1 years
Jones10275.2 years
Anderson8375.8 years
Ladner8072.5 years
Williams7973.3 years
Miller5974.9 years
Businesses in Lamar County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware2Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Aeropostale1Maurices1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's3
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse2
Arby's1Microtel1
Ashley Furniture1Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone2New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works1Nike7
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy1
Burger King1Outback1
CVS1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A2Payless1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske2
Circle K1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Popeyes1
Days Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza2Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx13Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SONIC Drive-In4
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
Ford1Sears2
Forever 211Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Sprint Nextel1
Gap1Starbucks2
Gymboree1Subway9
H&R Block2Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile4
Haworth1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn2Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1The Athlete's Foot1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS9
JoS. A. Bank1Vans1
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless3
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Waffle House1
KFC2Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart2
Lane Bryant1

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